from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that dashes, especially the plunger of an ice-cream freezer.
  • n. Sports The ledge along the top of the boards of an ice rink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which dashes or agitates.
  • n. A dashboard or splashboard.
  • n. One who makes an ostentatious parade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which dashes or agitates.
  • n. A dashboard or splashboard.
  • n. One who makes an ostentatious parade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which dashes or agitates, as the float of a paddle-wheel, the plunger of a churn, and the like.
  • n. A dash-board.
  • n. One who makes an ostentatious parade; a bold, showy, ostentatious man or woman.


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  • A dasher is a teacher who gives lectures at a university and gives private lessons and teaches at school, all at the same time.

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  • For the coach we (three passengers) were in, was built like an omnibus-sleigh on wheels, with a high seat and "dasher" in front, so that we could not see what it was that drew our ark, and therefore I climbed up in the driver's perch to overlook our motors.

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  • I transferred the ice cream to another container, I spooned gobs of ice cream off the dasher down my throat until it went past numb and into sharp ache.

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  • And, if I may say so, you look quite a dasher too.

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  • That's the Federaction Internacional de Futbol Rapido, not Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. "Futbol rapido" is another name for soccer played with hockey-style dasher boards, reflecting the fact that it's not always played indoors.

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  • Its related Camp Laurel in Readfield, Maine, maintains fleets of sailboats and ski boats and has a brand new outdoor roller hockey arena, outfitted with NHL-quality dasher boards brought in from Minnesota.

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  • Within minutes, though, we had collected an allotment of high-value supplies, including natural cold medication (with cardamom), decorative felt banners declaring the Krishna mantra, and a handwoven rug for my mother, available from a haber-dasher named Dinish, who gave us a good discount on account of my uncle.

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  • And from Gary Disch of Ottawa, Ontario: what's the difference between a dasher and a haberdasher?

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  • And that's clever - and to tie in dasher and haberdasher, that's beautiful.

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  • I heard slap shots echoing off the dasher boards inside the old rink.

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